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There are many reasons for the police to stop someone. But prejudice should not be one of them. Find out what FRA is doing to end discriminatory police stops.
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The 2018 edition of the handbook on European data protection law is now also available online in Dutch and Slovakian.
On 25 May, FRA took part in the Sub-Committee on Migrant Smuggling and Trafficking in Human Beings of the Council of Europe’s Parliamentary Assembly. The online hearing aimed to inform the Sub-Committee about relevant findings to enable them to define adequate future action.
FRA hosted a national roundtable discussion on 25 May on the role of the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland was FRA’s partner for the event.
FRA will give a keynote speech during the GUARANTEE project’s final conference on 27 May on the right to education for all in European cities.
FRA’s Director will speak during the opening session of the World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute.
Michael O'Flaherty
FRA Director Michael O'Flaherty addressed a national round-table discussion on 25 May on the role of the Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland was FRA’s partner for the '20 years of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights' event.
A new paper by the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA) reveals the differences between people’s experiences with police stops. It shows that Black people, Asians and Roma are still more likely to be stopped and searched by police, which also affects their trust in policing. FRA will continue providing EU countries with data and guidance to support them in ensuring their policing practices respect people’s fundamental rights.
FRA will host a national round-table discussion on 25 May on the role of the EU Fundamental Rights Charter in the EU. The European Commission Representation in Poland is FRA’s partner for the event.
On 20 May, FRA attended the third online meeting of the EU Migration Preparedness and Crisis Management Mechanism (Blueprint) Network.
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The Portuguese national school for recruiting and training judges and public prosecutors is organising a conference on the rule of law and fundamental rights. It will focus on national implementation of the EU’s Fundamental Rights Charter.
FRA held an online webinar on 5 May with its National Liaison Officers on its upcoming Framework of Commitments for Human Rights cities.
FRA spoke to eu-LISA staff about the fundamental rights implications of the European Travel and Authorisation System. It drew on its Opinion on the fundamental rights impact of ETIAS and its research into large-scale EU IT migration systems. FRA rose awareness of the possible fundamental rights risks that can emerge if safeguards are not duly implemented.
On 18 May, FRA participated in the online meeting of the network of EU Agencies’ contact points on human trafficking.
The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) honoured FRA with its Inclusive Voices Award 2021.
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The Agency’s Executive Board and Management Board will meet via videoconference on 20 and 21 May. During the meeting, the Management Board will adopt the Agency’s Fundamental Rights Reports 2021 as well as the Consolidated Annual Activity Report 2020.
The fight against gender-based violence is a top priority for the Portuguese Presidency of the Council of the EU.
FRA will speak at the German Child and Youth Welfare Congress (Deutscher Jugendhilfetag), Europe’s biggest child and youth welfare summit, on 18 May.
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From 18 to 20 May, the Steering Committee on the Council of Europe’s child rights strategy will meet. The focus will be on the development of the new strategy to over 2022 to 2027.
Older people, people with disabilities, and victims of hate crime or gender-based violence face particular challenges in exercising their rights, defending their interests, and accessing justice in civil and criminal proceedings.